Saturday, March 19, 2016

REVIEW - THE VOMIT ARSONIST - YOU WILL NEVER GET WHAT YOU DESERVE - CASSETTE

THE VOMIT ARSONIST - YOU WILL NEVER GET WHAT YOU DESERVE - CASSETTE
DUMPSTERSCORE HOME RECORDINGS/DSC119
DEATH INDUSTRIAL/POWER ELECTRONICS/HARSH NOISE
COMES IN A PLASTIC CASE WITH FOLD OUT J-CARD INSERT.
ON TRANSPARENT CASSETTE WITH PRINTED TEXT/LOGOS ON ONE SIDE.
LIMITED TO 100 HAND NUMBERED COPIES.
THE VOMIT ARSONIST IS:
ANDREW GRANT


SIDE A.)

I.) THE GREAT DISADVANTAGE OF CONSCIOUSNESS:
We begin our fall into one man's madness with a track that
has an eerie title due to it's grim realism. Reality and
life is full of pain and suffering and Andrew Grant AKA
THE VOMIT ARSONIST is someone who seems to know this all
too well. Channeling his frustration, Hate, Pain and personal
torment into his music in such a real and uncompromising way
for over a decade now...It seems like shit only gets worse
with age. "The Great Disadvantage Of Consciousness" takes
us into the realm where ones inner demons dwell, Starting 
with hazy atmospherics and strange inhuman growls and what
sounds like some creature digging and scratching through 
solid dirt. A cloud of voices surrounds as feedback and
windswept textures feed and energize the storm. It sounds
like a barrage of a myriad of negative thoughts hitting
hard all at once during the late hours of the night. The
feedback creates a rhythmic pulse that guides sub-bass
drones onward and outward. Lo-fi and thick walls of
smothering sonic oppression. Vocals come like persistent
negative thought forcing itself slowly to the surface.
Blown out and distorted screams that lash out and recoil
to gather themselves before striking once again. This is
music that sounds like a soundtrack to a mental breakdown
or suicide. Heavy waves of bass crash and retreat in a
process of mental erosion to wear the listener down to
raw nerves and bloodied pulp. The backing music sounds
like field recordings taken from a void of isolation,
depression, despondency and the unavoidable urge to
give up. Hopeless and powerful, If not absolutely
crushing. Storm clouds gather and expand like gluttonous
guts until their bellies burst overhead. Downtuned spoken
samples and minimal Industrial percussive elements are heard
after some time as well as distant high end experimentation
that serves to further themes of frustration and struggle.
To sum things up. This track is a billowing nimbus of black 
emotion.

SIDE B.)

III.) ACCIDENTS HAPPEN:
The hauntingly minimalistic, But honestly titled "Accidents Happen"
Makes up the B side with another exploration into the darker side of
the human experience. No sugar coating, No feelings spared and no 
bullshit. Pummeling metallic rhythms punish and pulverize us into
the ground right from the start. Heavy true Industrial aesthetic.
Electronic drones buzz and hum as the vocals reach around from a
shadowy corner and strike from the depths of darkness. More muffled
and obscured this time around and cloaked neath a heavier helping
of distortion and delay/reverb effects. Oscilating pedal noise
adds movement, flow and texture to an already asphyxiating 
experience. This one sounds twice as pissed off as the track
on the A side and is delivered from start to finish in a "Go
for the throat" style. Towards the end we have slightly quieter
and more subdued segments but they are soon swallowed whole by
powerful electronic drones wrapped in distortion that adds an
awesome overall tone to the piece. Pure electric dread that 
weaves into your sub-conscious and dwells there like a parasite
bent on causing as much discomfort as possible. String ambiance
is added to the end of the piece to invoke further feelings of
despair in a dispondent and emotive display of audio agony. A
strong release with a very strong finish. Andrew Grant's climatic
vocals at the end really drive it all home...Even if that home is
a dilapidated shack serving as a museum to all your past failures.

POSSIBLY THE MOST EMOTIONALLY IMPACTFUL RECORDING THE VOMIT ARSONIST 
HAS RELEASED TO DATE. AN AWESOME DIRECTION TO SEE THE PROJECT HEADING
IN:

9/10
-ABATTOIR-

www.dumpsterscore.org

No comments:

Post a Comment